Lower Drug Prices Now Holds Community Roundtable with WI Advocates Urging Congress to Ensure Affordable COVID Vaccines and Treatments by Passing the MMAPPP Act
Washington — On Friday, Senator Tammy Baldwin will join a virtual community roundtable hosted by Lower Drug Prices Now to demand action from Congress to ensure that preventative vaccines and treatments for COVID will be safe and affordable for everyone. The coalition along with Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Oxfam, Main Street Alliance, the Alliance for Retired Americans, the AFL-CIO, Souls to the Polls, the American Medical Students Association, and other partners are calling for access to affordable COVID drugs, and an end to Big Pharma’s rampant profiteering off of the coronavirus pandemic.
Action to hold drug corporations accountable is long-overdue. Today’s COVID pandemic only makes that action more urgent, as Seniors and members of the Black community continue to face greater risks of hospitalization and fatality in Wisconsin and across the country. Right now, Congress is funnelling billions of taxpayer dollars to prescription drug corporations to fund the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID with no guarantee that these medicines will be affordable. Big Pharma corporations that have price-gouged patients for decades on everything from insulin to Epi-Pens. These companies can’t be trusted now to set prices on COVID medicines for the American people.
This Friday, Senator Baldwin will join Wisconsin community leaders to urge elected leaders to pass the Make Medications Affordable by Preventing Pandemic Price-Gouging Act (MMAPPP Act), and guarantee that everyone, no matter where they live, what they look like or what’s in their wallets, will have affordable access to the critical medicines they need to recover, and stop the spread of COVID 19.
WHAT: Virtual Community Roundtable: We Need the MMAPPP Act for Safe, Affordable COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatments
WHO: Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin
Margarida Jorge, Campaign Director for Lower Drug Prices Now
Abby Maxman, President & CEO of Oxfam America
Rev. Greg Lewis, Pastors United
Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO
DATE: September 18th, 2020
WHEN: 12pm ET / 11am CT / 10am MT
WHERE: Dial 1(866) 976-7785 to join by phone